Beginning Frustrations

[Journal entry by Stephanie Wilcox.]

When I first began working on problems in the Computing and Problem Solving class, I was frustrated because of a lack of cut and dry answers. My experiece with math told me that there is always a bottom line to problems and an analytic/Weberian way of doing problems. However, I am beginning to realized that problems are not completely about SOLUTIONS instead they can be about RESOLUTIONS. This revalation came when I began to learn about algorithims. I know now that the steps to achieving an answer is as important as the final answer.

In the beginning of the class, I only liked the questions with numerical answers, but I have been given a different perspective on problem solving. Now, I enjoy a variety of problems, because I know it is not always important to end up with a number when I don't know why the problem works that way.


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